Cold weather and conversations over Thanksgiving meal have raised the desire to (someday) get back out and do some hunting. Probably not this year... too many more pressing issues and too few financial options... but it is nevertheless an enjoyable thought process to go through (once again)... Open question to all: .243, .270, .308, .30-06, or 30-30? As a note I still have the "old reliable" 12-ga. slug gun & a .50 Hawken replica "for now". Florida deer and / or Florida hogs. All "hypothetical" at this time, but the Ruger American looks like the route I'll go when I take the plunge. I've been told to figure $200 for glass. Any and all thoughts and advice welcome... I've got plenty of time to listen and learn...